Northwest Hickory Players

About Us


After a successful three-day event in the Portland area in July of 2013, the group was officially organized as the Northwest Hickory Players on January 1, 2014 following a round at Chambers Bay. The goal of this group is to preserve and promote hickory golf in the traditions of bygone days when golfers, wearing knickers and other period clothing, played with brassies, spoons mashies and niblicks.

We’re all about hickory golf.  That’s it.  No modern events, no hybrid events, just pre-1935 hickory play for the love of the game.  We invite players from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia to join us by contacting one of us below.  Loaner/rental sets available too!  We have plenty.  Come, join us!


Jim von Lossow, PGA, Captain   e-mail Jim

In his bag:  Brassie (Carnoustie Bench Made); Spoon (McGregor model 73); Cleek (Gibson); Approach Iron (MacGregor A 1/2); Bakspin Mashie-Niblick (MacGregor); Bakspin Pitcher (MacGregor G-3); Putter (Forgan Black Magic, St. Andrews)


Martin Pool    e-mail Martin

In his bag:  Brassie (Johnny Farrell’s Own); Spoon (Gene Sarazen); 4 mid-iron (Nicoll); Mashie (MacGregor BB); Mashie-Niblick (T. Stewart); Anti-shank Niblick (Winton); Niblick (MacGregor); Putter (R. Johnstone, Seattle)



Rob Ahlschwede   e-mail Rob

Rob A at MidPinesIn his bag:  Driver (Ben Sayers Gruvsol); Brassie (Hagen Getaway); Spoon (Bowser); Driving Iron (Forgan); Mid Iron (J MacGregor A1/2); Mashie Iron (T. Stewart); Mashie (T. Stewart); Mashie (MacGregor Backspin); Mashie-Niblick (S.B. Davies Spalding); Niblick (Forgan Peter Pan); Sand Iron (H&B Par XL); Putter (Dunn, Monifieth)



Robert Birman   e-mail Rob

Robert_Birman_Mid_Pines_2012_Photo_by_Bob_CullenIn his bag:  Driver (D. Anderson & Sons “The Swilken” c.1920); Robertson Patent Wood Cleek (c.1920); Bulldog  (Louisville Golf); Irons (Nicoll Precision c.1915); Niblick (Forgan c.1900); Flanged Niblick (F.L. Convey c.1930); Ironman (Walter Hagen c.1934); Putter (Gibson Jean Gassiat, Kinghorn c.1915)

1890s playset: Kelly Leonard replica long-nose playclub, Heritage Golf replica baffing spoon, Robert Condie driving iron (c.1896), Francis & Archibald Carrick cleek and mashie (c.1890), R Anderson & Sons iron (c.1890), Robert Forgan & Son lofting iron (c.1885), Tom Stewart rut niblick (c.1895 Robert Hepburn, Royston shaft), Peter Paxton putter (c.1892)


Jack Wilson

(deceased 2017)

In his bag:  Driver (Homewood Special); Spoon (A.J. Reach A733); Cleek (S.B. Davies-Duncan); Cran Cleek (Spalding) Sammy (T. Stewart); 3 iron (T. Stewart); 4 iron (T. Stewart); Mashie (T. Stewart); Spade Mashie (T. Stewart); Mashie-Niblick (T. Stewart); Niblick (Spalding Dedstop); Putter (Halley Gun Metal Mallet, London)





Roberta Robbins Colin Gants, PGA Galen Peterson
Tom Driscoll John Sneed Paula Anderson
Buck Barrie Rick Reznick Jon Klingler
Bill Keeler John Wise Steve Simmons
Liz Keeler John Quickstad Larry Hardy
Richard Canapo Robb Howard Bill Razeto
Walt Bankowski Adam Barrows, PGA Kent Quickstad
Andrew von Lossow Gabriel Tonan, PGA Steve Franich
Larry Buckingham Tracy Skinner Kit Ledbetter
Roy Niznik Craig Healy Tim Vaughn
Scott Voetberg Peter Yagi George Randels
Josh Immordino, PGA Dan Petersen Kent Ahlf
Durel Billy Chuck McCollum Devin Harmala
Rudy Kastelic Wedgy Winchester Dana Niehaus
Matthew Nelson Kevin Austero Steve Henneuse
Dave McDonald Michael Sloan Stacy Brown
Steve Wilt Bob Wolfensperger Mike Kosich
K.C. Harrison Scott Miller Dave Paremski
Matt Cassarino Sharon McCarty Tim Snyder
Hannah von Lossow John Henry Williams Gilles Guenette
Jerold Olson Rick Plumb Joe Scorcio
Tom Kennedy Ben Biggers Jimmy Bucher
Greg Cooper Michael Adams Chelsea Guenette
Jeff Lefferts Kevin Biegel Tim Wiebe
Joe Martinbianco Lyle Rowland Ray Tokareff
Rick Williams Pam Rowland Cash Parker
Arlan Thuringer Leila Ung Ed Lindey
Deal Hudson Erik Beer Jason Shaffer
Terry Sumrall Daniel Norstedt Turk White
Steve Richmond Donna Richmond John Sweeney
Patricia Kurz Robb Stuart Ed Downs
Bert Downs Tom Tracy Kenn Looten
GaryLee Johnson Tad Moore Sandy Bucher
Troy Brown Bob Forbis Dave Hall
Glenn Thatcher  Tony Cassarino John Hoffert
Hal Coward Gene Pavola Sandy Bucher
Bob Lesniewski Gene Tompkins Jeff Olsen
John Lavendoski Rich Tokarzewski David Rimmer
Alina Dean Jeff Dean Jacob Varnell
David Foreman Mark Persinger  Brock Bowen

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